Presentation on theme: "Troop xx Junior Leader Training"— Presentation transcript:
1 Troop xx Junior Leader Training <name>, Scoutmaster<name>,Senior Patrol Leader<location><date>
2 IntroductionPurpose: To give YOU the resources YOU need to do YOUR jobEvidence: Upon completion, YOU will wear the “Trained” emblemMethod: games, videos, hand outs, demonstrations, plusThe Junior Leader Handbook, and other resources
3 Query How many have had this course before? How many have been through a Council-level course, Bristlecone?
4 Agenda We will cover: Presentation of Patches and Certificates LeadershipCooperationHave a meal breakProblem SolvingTeam BuildingPresentation of Patches and Certificates
5 Warm-Up Game #1 The Monster Form a “Monster” that must travel feetNo more than 1/2 the legs and 1/2 the arms, plus one of either, may touch the groundAll group members must be connected to form the monster
6 “The Monster” Reflection What was the purpose of this activity?What were the group’s strengths and weaknesses?How did this process work for the group?What kinds of problems did the group have?How did the group deal with its problems?What have you learned from this activity?
7 Warm-Up Game #2 Yurt Circle Join hands and expand the circle outward until the circle is tightCount off by twosBending at the ankles, not the waist, ones lean in and twos lean outDo it slowly, then reverse positions(Start now)If everyone works together, each person can accomplish a remarkable forward or backward lean
8 Warm-Up Game #3 Everybody Up Let’s try to build group cooperation Two same-size persons sit down facing each other, legs out, knees bent, feet touching opposite person’s feetGrasp other persons hands tightly, and pull each other into upright standing positionRepeat, adding more and more people on each side, until everyone is included(Start now)
9 Reflection on Everybody Up Were you eventually able to get everybody included, and upright?Is there any real limit to the number of people that can play this game, as long as they work together?Would Yurt Circle, and Everybody Up be fun games for the Troop?
10 Why are we here today?To learn a leadership skills that work great in ScoutingTo learn to work together to accomplish a common goalTo learn how to deal with problems we all encounter in ScoutingAnd to have some fun at the same time
11 Overview “I’m a leader - what do I do now?” Being a leader is more than an honor, it’s a challengeYou lead Troop 92 and your PatrolYou decide the course the Patrol and Troop will follow along the Scouting trailYou help others master Scouting skillsYou are a role model for other Scouts.
12 What Is Leading Anyway?If others think of you as the boss, you’re probably not leading.If they think of you as one of the guys and everything you set out to do is getting done, you’re probably a good leader.
13 Skills and Techniques of Successful Scout Leaders: They ask a lot of questionsThey make a lot of suggestionsThey don’t give too many ordersThey use the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters as resources.They took Troop Junior Leader TrainingThat’s why you are here today!
14 Further Training Opportunities: Council-level Junior Leader Training -- <name of council level training><name of training -- A week-long training conference in <date> at <location>The Troop will pay for Scouts to attendNational Junior Leader Instructor CampPhilmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico
15 Get Into Your Job - Break It Down into Pieces Tackle one piece at a timeThink of your Junior Leader Handbook as a toolbox.take it with you to meetingstake it on campoutstake it to summer camp
16 Presentation of Junior Leader Handbooks Put your name in it nowRead it, know it, follow itKeep it as a resource for the rest of your Scout careerLet’s look into the Junior Leader Handbook
17 Other “toolboxes”: Boy Scout Handbook The basic tool for all ScoutingWoods Wisdom - a good source for:Games (for learning and for fun)Ceremonies (how about some new ones?)Program monthly themesThe Troop’s adult leadersOther junior leaders
18 Now let’s watch a video segment on leadership (Start the first video segment now)
19 Let’s Try Activity #1 Kim’s Game -- The JLT Way (The JLT way is with at least 100 items. Items are shown for 1 minute, Scouts keep silent. All scouts do it individually, with the Scoutmaster acting as the “big boss”. Then they do it a second time, they all look at the items for 1 minute in silence, then the Scoutmaster gives one instruction -- “I want one list”. The object is to see how they solve the problem, who steps up to leadership, etc. Delete this text before you show these viewgraphs.)
20 Reflection on the “Kim’s Game” Who took the leadership role?How did decisions get made?What didn’t you like about this style?How often do leaders act like “big bosses”?How does it feel to be lead by “big boss”?Is “big boss” style prevalent in Scouting?Could we play this without “Big Boss”?
21 Reflection on “Kim’s Game” Who took the leadership role the second time?How did decisions get made?Why did we do this activity two different ways
22 Identifying the Traits of a Good Leader: 184.108.40.206.5.6.7.
23 Now let’s watch the next video segment, “Cooperation” (resume video)
24 Some comments on the video Tommy’s question led to a better job of packingNo put-downs, or “I’ll take charge”, just a focus on the problemTeenagers get bossed around enough - Scouting ought to be differentThe alternative to the “big boss” style is shared leadership, helping others to set goals and assist in reaching them
25 Standing Tall, Up Front - The Job of the SPL: The master of ceremoniesmakes sure things happen as plannedLooks ahead to “next time”did the original plan really work out well?what should we do differently next time?should hold a critique after each activityLooks at your friend, the Scoutmaster, as a resource
26 Helping Others GrowWhen someone doesn’t do the assigned task, it is the SPL’s job to find someone who willResist the urge to pick up a dropped ball and run with it -Rather, pick it up and pass it to someone elseThis is called DELEGATINGDelegating is one trait of a good leaderIt allows others to grow in experience
27 The SPL has lots of helpers to call upon: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leaderthat’s what assistants are forThe Leadership CorpsScribe, Quartermaster, etc.Other junior leaders
28 The Senior Patrol Leader Is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top junior leader in the troopThe SPL reports to the Scoutmaster
29 Senior Patrol Leader Duties: Runs all troop meetings, events, activities, & the annual program planning conferenceRuns Patrol Leaders’ Council meetingsAppoints other Troop junior leaderswith advice and counsel of ScoutmasterAssigns duties and responsibilities to junior leadersAssists with Junior Leader Training
30 And as with all other Junior Leaders - Sets a good exampleEnthusiastically wears the Scout uniform correctlyLives by the Scout Oath and LawShows Scout spirit
31 The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader 2nd highest junior leader in the troopAppointed by the SPLActs as SPL when SPL is absentProvides leadership to other junior leaders
32 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Duties: Helps SPL lead meetings and activitiesRuns troop in absence of SPLHelps train and supervise troop Scribe, Quartermaster, Instructors, Librarian, Historian, and Chaplain AideServes as a member of the Patrol Leaders’ CouncilSets a good example in the uniform, Oath, Law, & spirit
33 The Patrol Leader The elected leader of his patrol Represents his patrol on the Patrol Leaders’ CouncilReports to the SPL
34 The Patrol Leader’s Duties Appoints assistant patrol leaderRepresents patrol on the PLCPlans and steers patrol meetingsHelps Scouts advanceChief recruiter for new scoutsKeeps patrol members informedKnows his resourceshis other patrol members & other leadersSets example - uniform, Oath, Law, & spirit
35 The Assistant Patrol Leader Is appointed by the patrol leader andLeads the patrol in the PL’s absence
36 Assistant Patrol Leader duties: Helps PL plan and steer patrol meetings and activitiesHelps PL keep patrol members informedHelps patrol get ready for all troop activitiesRepresents his patrol at the PLC when PL can not attendHelps control the patrol and helps build patrol spiritSets example - uniform, Oath, Law, & spirit
37 Patrol organization:Patrol scribe - keeps patrol log, attendance records, dues, budgets for patrol activitiesPatrol grubmaster - menu planner, food shopper, sees the patrol “eats right”Patrol quartermaster - keeps patrol gear in orderPatrol cheermaster - leads songs, yells, stunts, and campfire programsPatrol chief cook - organizes cooking meals
38 Patrol Organization = Sharing Leadership The patrol jobs can be for months or only weeks at a timeRotate assignments - plenty of jobs to go aroundSharing gives each Scout a chance to “buy in”If each has a part in a plan’s creation, each will do his best to make it come out right
39 Troop Leadership Corp Jobs: Every troop needs a Leadership Corps to get the job done“Behind the scenes” but still very importantSet good example for all scoutsAll of the following staffers report to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
40 Troop ScribeAttends and keeps the official record of the Patrol Leaders’ CouncilRecords individual Scout attendance and duesRecords individual Scout advancementRecords who goes on outingsExample - uniform - Oath - Law - spirit
41 Troop Quartermaster Keeps records of patrol and troop equipment Ensures equipment is in good working orderIssues equipment and ensures it is returned in good conditionSuggests new or replacement itemsExample - uniform - Oath - Law - spirit
42 Troop Instructors Teach basic Scouting skills to troop and patrols Can prepare and make special presentations that will be educational for troop meetingsgames with a point, from Woods Wisdom, etc.learning can be fun, if you make it soExample - uniform - Oath - Law - spirit
43 Chaplain AideAssists troop chaplain with religious services at troop activitiesTells Scouts about religious emblem programEnsures religious holidays considered in troop program planningPlans religious observances at troop outingsExample - uniform - Oath - Law - spirit
44 Troop Librarian Sets up and cares for troop library records new troop books and pamphletsruns troop lending library and follows up on late returnsExample - uniform - Oath - Law - spirit
45 Troop Historian Gathers pictures and facts about past troop activities Keeps troop historical file and/or scrapbookCares for troop trophies, ribbons, souvenirsKeeps information about former troop membersExample - uniform - Oath - Law - spirit
46 Our Troop is just one part in the National Scouting movement
47 The Council is Basic Scouting Above the Troop Level
49 The Patrol Leaders Council PurposePlan the meetingsPlan other activitiesCommunicate up from the patrol membersCommunicate down to the patrol membersSPL leads the PLCSPL plans the meetings, passes the plan to the other leaders
50 Our Model PLC Set up a table, with chairs for the SPL, PL’s and APL’s. Everyone else gather behind themSPL lead the PLC to plan the meetings for January
51 Activity #3 - My Tree Pair off, one person blindfolded. Sighted Scout leads the other in a roundabout path to a tree.Blind Scout examines tree using touch, smellSighted Scout leads blind Scout back to starting positionBlind Scout takes off blindfold, then must find his tree.Trade places and do it again.
52 Reflection on “My Tree” What did you like about this activity?What skills were developed in this activity?How did you find your tree?Did you trust your partner? Why or why not?Did you want the other person to succeed or not? Why?How is having a disability for only a short time different from having to deal with a situation for a lifetime?
53 Are differences good or bad? How are we different from one another?How do differences strengthen the group as a whole?When do differences keep a group from reaching its goal?How can we find out about the special qualities and abilities of each member of our troop?Are these talents differences?
54 I’m hungry - how about you? Pick up a food sack and let’s eat!
55 Reflection on the meal activity When you first opened you bag, did you consider not sharing? Why? What happened?How did the group work together to prepare lunch? What happened?Were all ideas given fair consideration? How did you feel if your idea was rejected?How difficult was it to reach a decision all could agree on?
56 A Leader’s comment -Our success as leaders will be determined by how well we are able to take the unique talents of each member of our group and mold them into a team committed to accomplishing a common goal
58 Here are Some of our Common Goals 1. Treat everyone fairly -- share the responsibilities, share the effort2. Each Patrol works as a Team3. Each Patrol has an identity -- flag, yell, their own equipment, etc3. Everyone feels that they belong -- no put-downs, harassing, etc.4. Everyone is safe
59 Problem Solving (first part) This segment deals with problem solving - there are three sequential steps a boy can take to frame a problem and see it in a larger context ...
60 Steps to frame a problem: Empathy - put yourself in the other’s placeInvention - invent as many solutions as you canSelection - which is best for the most people - caring is as important as justiceNow here’s the video(start video, proceed afterwards)
61 Activity #5 - the “Tent Scene” Divide into groups of about three peopleDiscuss how your group would resolve the conflict over the tent flapsEach group will then present their solution in the form of a skit or role-playingAfter all skits completed, we’ll return to the video to see how Tommy solved the problem(Let’s do it now)
62 Activity #6 - “Magic Numbers” The purpose of this activity is to show how scouts may need to look at several possible alternatives before arriving at a no-lose situationThe leader will use items such as pencils or sticks to make an interesting pattern on the ground.The object is to guess the number represented.
63 Reflection on “Magic Numbers” How did you feel during the game? Why?How did you feel as other members of the group figured out the problem?What made this activity difficult? Why?How did the leadership role shift as the game progressed? How did someone else manage to gain the leadership role?What have you learned during this activity that can help you fulfill your position in the troop more effectively?(Go to the video)
64 Activity #7 - The “Scene” with Tommy and Sam Divide yourselves into two groupsUse empathy, invention, and selection to deal with the Sam and Tommy problemEach group is to select two actors to portray their group’s solution
65 Reflection on Activity #7 How was group #1’s solution different from group #2?Which solution do you prefer, and why?What alternatives might we have missed?Was it a win/win solution? Why or why not?How would you feel in Sam’s place?How could the problem have been avoided?
66 A Patrol Duty Roster can be Handy It matches expected chores to available peopleIt rotates the people among the choreseveryone should have a chance at the “fun” stuffjust as everyone should have a chance at the “necessary” stuffPatrol Scribe can save them for future reference
67 Review troop and patrol job descriptions - Any questions in general about troop and patrol jobs?Do you have any questions about your specific job?What do you plan to do better than your predecessor did?How will you do it?What help can the rest of us give you?
68 It Really Helps to Be Well Informed You can’t lead if you don’t know where you are goingSources of informationPatrol Leaders’ Council MeetingsTroop MeetingsThe Troop NewsletterTroop Web Page --
69 How Can I Remember Everything? Pocket note pad and pen/pencilIn left breast pocket at all timesThree ring binder (three styles)Zippered edge retains loose itemsClear insert covers let you customizeLeadership Certificate on front, roster on backFlexible cover fits in pack
70 Three Ring Binder Tips Use a 1-31 date index sheet Keep index up to date in front or back cover insertKeep copies in it ofJLT notesRosterany handouts from Troop and PLC meetings, etc..
71 Importance of Troop Roster Keep a copy in your wallet at all timesUseful for mustersUseful to “spread the word”
72 Troop or Patrol Emergency Notification SM calls SPL and ASM’sEach SPL calls ASPL and each patrol leaderASPL calls QM, Scribe, Bugler, etc.Each Patrol Leader calls APL and 1/2 the patrolAPL calls the other 1/2 patrol
73 Looking the part Our Troop is a FULL UNIFORM Troop You are a role model. You should be proud to WEAR your Scout uniform, and wear it CORRECTLY at all Scout functions.How do I know what is correct?Inside front and back covers of the Boy Scout HandbookBoy Scout/Venture Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet, No or the Insignia Guide, NoUniform inspection tomorrow morning after flag ceremony
74 Common Uniform Mistakes Belt tab and buckle not “brass on brass”The OA sash is not to be worn with the merit badge sash.The Insignia Guide, p. 4 says “Only temporary patches (no badges of rank) may be worn on the back of the merit badge sash.Only one merit badge sash may be worn.Quality Unit Award, Right Sleeve, Most Recent Year Only
75 Headgear RegulationsOfficial headgear may be worn while the unit or individual is participating in an indoor formal ceremony or service duty (except in religious institutions where custom forbids)Flag ceremonies, inspections, orderly duty, ushering serviceWhen not to wear headgear -- In informal indoor activity where no official ceremony is involved, headgear is removed as when in street clothes.Non-Scouting headgear should never be worn while in uniform
76 Let’s view the video “Team Building” (view video now)
77 Activity #8 - “Willow in the Wind” Stand shoulder to shoulder in a circleOne person, “the faller”, stands rigid and trusting in the centerRemaining rigid, the faller falls slowly in any directionBefore he falls too far, redirect him to another part of the circle
78 Activity #8 - “Willow in the Wind” This “fall-catch-push” sequence should continue until the faller feels relaxed, and the team feels they are working togetherChange fallers until all have had a chance
79 Reflection on “Willow in the Wind” What did you like about this game?What is scary about the Willow in the Wind?How is Willow in the Wind like what we have been talking about today?How will trusting one another help us to have better troop?
80 Here it is - the Big One! The “Trust Fall” each Scout will be asked in turn to stand atop a five foot platform and fall backwards into the waiting arms of the rest of usclose your eyes prior to, and during the fallkeep your arms close to your sides (hands grasping trousers, or crossed over chest)fall with your body rigid, not bending at the waist (There’s more ...)
81 More “Trust Fall” instructions Remove all objects from your pocketsCatchers should remove jewelryTwo lines of catchers stand facing each other, shoulder to shoulderHands extended, palms up, hands alternated (zippered!)Close together to form a safe landing area
82 More “Trust Fall” instructions Catchers: don’t lock hands with the person facing youKnocked heads would result(more ...)
83 “Trust Fall” communications We will need a communications code between faller and catchersFaller: “Ready to fall!”Catchers: “Fall away!”Faller: “Falling!”ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE WE PROCEED?If not, let’s do it now
84 Reflections on “Willow” and “Trust Fall” What did you like about these two games?What is scary about the trust fall?How is the trust fall like what we have been talking about today?How will trusting each other help us to have a better Troop?
85 Goal Setting How about your patrol becoming a “Baden Powell Patrol” see Junior Leader Handbook for detailsHow about our troop becoming a “Quality Unit” this year?the Scoutmaster has the detailsWhat other goals do we want to set?
86 Trained Leader EmblemAvailable to all leaders who have completed the basic training programs appropriate to their positions.Worn immediately below and touching the emblem of office for which it was earned.The Trained Leader emblem may be worn only in connection with the emblem of office for which basic training has been completed.
87 A Note to Den Chiefs -Your training today is for the position you hold in the Troop.There is a special den chief training conference for the den chief position you hold in the Pack.
88 Closing Reflection from the Leader Today we had fun, and met some challengesWe’ve learned new skills to be better leadersHow can we use these experiences to make our Troop even better?
89 Presentation of Certificates and Trained Leader Emblems